Piero Fornasetti

Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver. Common features in his work include heavy use of black and white, the sun and time. I am a particular fan of his iconic serene face motif design series, featuring the face of the Opera Singer¬†Lina Cavalieri. I think there are two things that appeal to me about Piero¬†Fornasetti’s work – firstly I love the black and white asthetic, and it was an inspiration when creating this website, but secondly I love the obsessive way he kept returning to the one image (creating over 500 items with the same design), presumably this image inspired him to such an extent that he was quite content to spend his life working on designs based on it – truly he found his muse.

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Piero Fornasetti - inspirational designer
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